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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Adjustable Cabled Headband



Adjustable Cabled Headband



This headband is made with 2 strands of Worsted Weight yarn, size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles, and 2 - 1 ¼” buttons.  
Top Sample using Patons Classic Wool in #77531 (Currant)
Bottom Sample using Wool of the Andes by Knit Picks in Claret Heather  
174 yd (79g) required.

Glossary of Terms

Abbreviation:
Definition:
CO
Cast on
R
Row
K
Knit
P
Purl
K2TOG
Knit 2 stitches together
K1f&B
Knit into the front & back of the stitch
K2f&B
Knit into the front & back of two stitches
(K1f&B + K1f&B)
sl1pw
slip a stitch purl wise
yb
Yarn Back (Bring yarn to the back)
yf
Yarn Forward (Bring yarn to the front)
rem
Remaining
C10B
Slip five stitches onto cable needle, hold to the back of the work, knit five stitches, then knit the 5 stitches off the cable needle.
BO
Bind off

CO 10 sts
Knit 2 rows
R3: K2, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 sts rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K2
R4: K2f&B, K2TOG 3 times, K2f&B
R5: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 sts rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
R6: K3, buttonhole, K3

Bring yarn to the front, slip a stitch purl wise, bring yarn to the back again. 
BO 5 stitches by slipping and passing over 5 times.  Replace last stitch on left needle and turn your work around.  Bring yarn to the back. 
Cast on 6 stitches using a cable cast on.  Turn your work around again and make sure the yarn is in the back. 
Slip a stitch from the left needle to the right needle, and pass a stitch over it for reinforcement.  Replace stitch on left needle.

Repeat the following rows until you have a total of 21 stitches (5 1/2"):
R1: sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw
R2, 4, 6: Knit
R3, 5: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw

Work the following 4 rows to begin cable section:
R1: sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, knit until 4 rem, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw
R2: Knit
R3: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, K9, K1f&B, K9, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
R4: K8, P10, K8
26 sts total

Work these 10 cable rows until the headband measures approx. 16", ending with a cable row (R1):
R1 (Cable Row): sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, K5, C10B, K5, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
R2, 4, 6, 8, 10: K8, P10, K8
R3, 5, 7, 9: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw

Work the following 4 rows to finish off cable section:
R1: K8, P10, K8
R2: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
R3: Knit
R4: sl1pw, yb, K2TOG, yf, sl1pw, yb, K2TOG, K6, K2TOG, K6, K2TOG, yf, sl1pw, yb, K2TOG, yf, sl1pw
21 sts total

Repeat the following decrease until there are 11 sts rem:
R1, 3, 5: Knit
R2, 4: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 until, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
R6: sl1pw, yb, K2TOG, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 4 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K2TOG, yf, sl1pw

Finish off your headband with the following 6 rows:
R1, 3: Knit
R2, 4, 6: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
R5: K2TOG twice, K3f&B, K2TOG twice

BO, weave in ends.
Your headband should measure around 20 ½” in length.
Sew on 2 buttons approx ½” apart.

ENJOY!

57 comments:

  1. I love this headband, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am fairly new to knitting. What does it mean to replace the last stitch? I am thinking it is the same as slipping it to the other needle.... Please help. Thanks!

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  3. Yes it is. After slipping and passing over your stitches, you'll be left with one random stitch on your right hand needle. You just need to move that stitch back over to the left hand needle with all of it's friends. ;) Good luck! Let me know if you have any more questions...

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  4. This is my first time following a pattern, and I'm a little confused about the last part of the buttonhole process where you cast on 6 stitches. When I tried, I ended up with kind of a tail off to one side...is that what's supposed to happen or did I do it wrong?

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  5. Yes, it should be a bit of a tail, but it should join together with the rest of the knitting once you start going again. It's hard to know without seeing it if it's correct or not. Basically this buttonhole process is binding off for the bottom of the buttonhole, followed by casting back on for the top, so your cast on sts should be in line with the ones you cast off earlier, to form a complete loop. If this still isn't answering your questions, you can send me another message to the e-mail address found under the Contact Me tab of this blog, and I can send you a photo tutorial that I have. Hope this helps!

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  6. I am very lost. First questions: the buttonhole. After binding off 5 stitches am I left with 2 stitches on the left needle? Now I put the last stitch that I binded back on the left needle (making 3)?

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  7. Yes, you'll be left with 2 sts after binding off the 5. You'll put the stitch that you passed over the other one back on the left needle, yes, then you turn your work around and continue on with casting on more sts.

    Here's a video tutorial that I hope can help:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY4vBzLo-Xs

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  8. I'm a little confused about what to do after the buttonhole... Do I just knit those 6 rows and then move on to the next section? Or do I repeat the 6 rows in the same order? I guess I'm confused about what you mean by repeat until you have 21 stitches...

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  10. Yes, you just keep repeating those 6 rows in the same order, until you have 21 sts, ending with a row 6.

    If you only did it once and then moved on, you'd only have 13 sts. Every time you repeat those 6 rows, you're going to increase by 2 sts, so you'll have to repeat the 6 rows a total of 5 times to get the 21 sts required to move on to the next section.

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  11. AWESOME pattern! I love the way it's turning out! Thanks for posting. You have beautiful stuff! :)

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  12. I finally understood the pattern (because I'm a bit slow) and it has turned out great. Thanks for the pattern - I have to make one for my mum now!

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  13. Glad you liked it Amylou. Feel free to post pictures on Ravelry if you have the time. I'd love to see it!

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  14. I am in the middle of knitting your lovely headband and at the moment all is going well. I did get a bit mixed up with the buttonhole rows but I sorted it out ok. Is this pattern copywrited or can we make more of them? I am happy to acknowledge you!!

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  15. It is copyrighted and for personal use only, sorry! Thank you for asking though, I appreciate that, and am glad that you are enjoying the headband.

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  16. I got carried away and knit too long so I have made it into a neck scarf - just long enough to go round the neck and fasten off with a button!!

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  17. Love this little headband! Thanks so much fo posting the pattern. The cable is super cute! I started the decrease when it reached about 14 in. rather than 16 because it seemed to fit around my head a little better that way. I also tried it with two separate strands and it was kind of becoming really stiff, so I just used one strand that was already two colours and it worked just the way I wanted! Super cute!

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  18. Happy to hear you're enjoying it Manda :)

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  19. I am attempting to make this, however I have a question. I just finished the buttonhole row. And there is a line across the hole, is this supposed to be there? I restarted thinking I messed up somewhere, but it showed up again... Any ideas? Thank you.

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  20. Hi KitKat. No, there shouldn't be a line across the hole. Check out my video tutorial under the "knitting help" tab on this blog. Hopefully that helps. Thanks :)

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  21. I am about half way through, and am loving the way this headband is turning out! It is one of the more intimidating patterns I've tried, but once I got going on it I found out it is easier than it seemed. Thank you for sharing! My sister requested one for her birthday, and I've posted your link to a couple of my friends, as well! Thanks again :)

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  22. Andrea, I'm so glad you like it :) If you have the time you should send over some pics to picknknitpatterns@gmail.com or post a project page on www.Ravelry.com so that we can all see!!!

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  23. Hi! Quick question: When you say the pattern is knitted with two strands, do you mean two strands simultaneously? To double-up the bulk of the yarn? Or should I just be knitting regularly with one strand at a time?
    Thanks for your help!!

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  24. Yup, you actually knit with 2 strands simultaneously to double up the bulk. Since the headband itself should take less than one skein of yarn (depending on the type of yarn of course), I just find both ends of the skein and knit with them both together. Hope this helps :)

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  25. how do you do the cable cast on, i can cable but what is a cable cast on ? x

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  26. Hi Fluffy-Bubbles. I have a cable cast-on video tutorial under the "knitting help" tab at the top of the page. Thanks :)

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  27. Hi! I just e-mailed my finished project to the address you listed. A little note: I single strand knit this, because it is getting warm here, and I want to be able to wear it. Other than that, I followed your amazing pattern exactly. Blessings! Andrea

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  28. I love it Andrea! Thank you so much for the pictures! I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern :) Lise-Anne

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  29. Also Andrea, would you mind if I use one of your photos on Ravelry to promote the headband pattern? Thanks :)

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  30. You absolutely can! I am actually working on another one right now. I'll e-mail you those pictures after it's complete. :)

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  31. Repeat the following rows until you have a total of 21 stitches (5 1/2"):
    R1: sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw
    R2, 4, 6: Knit
    R3, 5: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw
    What does it mean in R2? I don't know what to do i'm very new to knitting patterns!

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  32. It just means that Rows 2, 4 & 6 (so basically all even rows) you knit across the whole row. Is this what you meant, or did you mean a different row?

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  34. ok yeah i think i got it you just do a knit stitch on the whole row ok this makes sense now took me a minute thank you! :)

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  35. This is the first time I am knitting a pattern with cables, and I love how you write the pattern step by step. It's very easy for an advanced beginner like me to follow. (:

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  36. Hi picknknit! I've knitted and crocheted for ages, but rarely have the patience to stick to a pattern. I've really wanted to try again to see how I would do with a pattern, so I've chosen your adorable headband. I've only just started and already I have a question. I noticed in most of your videos that you knit English style. I knit continental style, so maybe this explains my problem:

    R3: K2, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 sts rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K2

    Your pattern says that I should bring the yarn forward. What do you mean by that? I'm sure its simple, and I'm just getting slipped up on semantics. Hope you can help! Thanks!

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  37. Hi Nancy! So glad you've chosen to try out the headband!
    So, yarn forward is simply bringing the yarn to the front (as if to purl), bringing it between the two needles. Yarn back would be just the opposite, bringing the yarn to the back again and preparing to knit once again. the: yf, sl1pw, yb process creates the border of the headband, and essentially creates a bunch of wrapped bars along the edge of the headband that will stand out and also help keep the sides of the headband more snug than the middle. Hope this helps!

    Lise-Anne

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  38. Hello! I'm a bit confused at the moment.

    I got to the part where I should have 26 stitches (right before I start my cable pattern rows). Instead, I have 28. The previous stitches I did was K8, P10, K8 which gave me 28 instead of 26. I'm wondering how I was supposed to get to 26 stitches?

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  39. Hi there,
    I'm not really sure I understand the problem. If you knit the row correctly, it should add up to 26 sts, as 8+10+8=26, not 28...

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  40. I tried to make this but had trouble with the two strands of yarn. So I switched to just one strand, used size 10 needles, and skipped the last row of the increase. I also reduced the number of rows between cables, and made them 8 stitches wide instead of 10. It turned out the same size, and was a lot easier to knit. It worked out great and knitted up really fast.

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  41. I made this headband first to follow the pattern and it came out very nicely. Thanks it is what I was looking for as an xmas gift. The second one I altered the pattern during the cable rows because I liked the raised knit stitch that is created on the third stich of odd rows as a border.

    ALTERED PATTERN FOR 10 ROWS OF CABLE.
    So...R1 (Cable row) sl1pw,yb,K1, yf, sl1 pw, yb, k5, *C10 F pw (place 5 stitches on cable needle and move them to the front of your work, PURL 5 from left needle, PURL 5 FROM CABLE NEEDLE) K5, yf, sl1 pw, yb,k1, yf, sl1 pw.

    Even rows 2-10 *KNIT ACROSS.
    Odd rows 3 5 7 & 9 sl1pw, yb, k1, yf, sl1 pw, yb, k5, p10, k5, yf, sl1 pw, yb, k1, yf, sl1 pw.

    Work these 10 cable rows until the headband measures approx. 16" ending with a cable row R1.

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  42. Thank you! I'm sure lots of people will love to have a variation :)

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  43. Thank you for sharing this pattern! I just finished my first one and it is lovely! I used a single strand of a super bulky yarn and the same size needles and it came out great! I am going to make more as Christmas gifts! Thanks again!

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  44. I've just gotten started an I'm a little confused.
    When I finish the third row I still have 10 stitches but the fourth row requires 14 stitches.
    Where am I going wrong?

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    1. Sorry it has taken me a while to reply. I have been on a bit of a break since my baby has been born, as he has been sick in the hospital, but I am back now, so to answer your question...

      It's most likely the K2f&B that is confusing to you, because you do indeed only need 10 sts for row 4. If you look in the glossary, the definition of K2f&B is "Knit into the front & back of two stitches
      (K1f&B + K1f&B)". So here's how the breakdown would look:

      K1f&B (1 st)+ K1f&B (1 st)+ K2tog 3 times (6 sts) + K1f&B (1 st) + K1f&B (1 st) = 10 sts

      Hope this helps!

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  45. I am having the same issue as ElizabethP above after row 3 I have 10 stitches but row 4 requiring 14? I am determined to figure this out. Love the pattern!

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    1. When I knitted row 4 as. K1fb K2tog 3 times K1fb I end up with 11 stitches which worked for the buttonhole. Glad I didn't give up

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    2. Looks like you figured this out, sorry for the delay in my reply! If you're still having any trouble, please check out the above explanation I gave to ElizabethP. Glad you like the pattern :) Happy Knitting!

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  47. Love the headband thanks so much for sharing

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  48. hi how do i printout for the headband pattern

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  49. I am trying to make this headband, but I got a bit stuck.
    the yf, sl1pw, create on the other side these nice v like shapes (on the even row side). But then the cable comes on the odd number row side. Is this alright? Should I just ignore the little v-s and go on with the cable pattern on the other side?

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  50. when I am knitting the cable row 1 then row 2 k p k then row 3 pattern, then cable row, I get small cables NOT long cables like yours, not sure of how to read the instructions.

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